The Memphis Masters is a limited video series by Craft Recordings, celebrating albums from the legendary Stax Records and its influence on Memphis. Previous episodes include the Staples Singers, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, the Bar-Kays and more.
Memphis songwriter Brandon Lewis is making shockwaves around the world this Juneteenth. The protégé of Grammy Hall of Fame winner David Porter has released a timely single called “Black Man” that Porter says is getting press both nationally in America and overseas in Europe.
To hear the culture of the real South, as it emerges, in this very moment, requires listening to the young songwriters who are products of the real South — a place where immigrants from countless traditions add to our culture every day. That’s why we had questions for Memphis’ Liz Brasher.
Just in time for Black Music Month, We Are Memphis celebrates these artists’ and others’ contributions to this time in musical history by hosting “The Lost Generation,” an online panel discussion led by local hip-hop musician and journalist Jared “Jay B” Boyd.
KIRBY: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert You’ve heard this Memphis born songwriter multiple times on HBO’s Insecure this season. Now watch her perform live.